For over a decade, Heinz Slunecko’s wide-ranging collection of ceramics from Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Korea, and Japan—little
known and rarely displayed in Europe—have been enriching the exhibitions of the MAK. With around 120 ceramics, this show lets
visitors share in the collector’s passion for the age-old traditions of ceramic art.
Guest Curator: Heinz Slunecko Curator: Johannes Wieninger, Curator, MAK Asia Collection
The MAK Asia Collection consists of around 25,000 objects from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam dating from between the Neolithic
period and the present; these represent a wide range of artistic and artisan output from Asia and simultaneously provide insight
into the centuries-long reciprocal relationship between Asia and Europe. Like other collections of its kind, the MAK Asia
Collection is itself a work of Orientalism: all of the objects collected here were selected by Europeans and thus represent